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Opioid and Heroin Addiction

New Bill Aims to Secure Addiction Treatment and Recovery According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses now surpass automobile accidents as the leading cause of injury-related deaths for Americans between ages 25 and 64. Approximately 100 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses, and about 75… Read More

Adolescent Substance Abuse

For more than 35 years, The Meadows has explored the underlying issues of patient trauma. Clinicians and professionals trust us more than any other treatment program because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity, and long-term recovery. The Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco… Read More

Teen Marijuana Use and Psychosis

Evidence is mounting that regular marijuana use increases the chance that a teenager will develop psychosis, schizophrenia, or a pattern of unusual thoughts or perceptions, earlier than they might have had they not used cannabis. Heavy marijuana use between the ages of 15 and 17, a critical period for brain… Read More

Synthetic Drugs and The Danger To Young Adults

While you may not have heard about synthetic cathinones or synthetic cannaboids, many teenagers and young adults have, and it’s become a growing issue for their health and well-being. In fact, nearly one in nine high school seniors have gotten high on synthetic drugs, such as “K2” or “Spice,” second… Read More

Transpersonal Deprivation

“Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, Suffer the pain. Your desire must be disciplined, and what you want to happen in time, sacrificed.” -Rumi I’m often aware of the feeling of deprivation, of a sense that I need something outside myself… Read More

The Therapeutic Genius of Pia Mellody

Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2007 edition of Cutting Edge, the online newsletter of The Meadows.By John Bradshaw, MA Pia Mellody joins the company of those who have created highly effective therapeutic models and who can put their theories into practice with unusual skill. Read More